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THE LUNCHROOM

Episode 3.01
"Instant Karma"

WRITTEN BY
Bruce Snyder
and
Vincent Biga

CREATED BY
Bruce Snyder

CAST LIST

		Will Cooper.................................
		Joel Mayberry...............................
		Brian Vandele...............................
		Brock Warner................................
		Reicther....................................
		Casey Jennings..............................
		Chris Hughes................................
		Stacy Cifaretto.............................
		Mr. John Parker.............................


GUEST CAST LIST


		Mrs. Hackford............................... 
		Cathy Phenis................................ 
		Margie Mayberry.............................
		Eric Bishop.................................
		Beautiful Mexican Girl......................
		Eric Bishop................................. 
 



     Copyright  Bruce Snyder 

     TEASER

     EXT. BEACH  DAY

     It's a beautiful summer day. The sun is just setting 
     creating a very beautiful glow. Near the water we can 
     see TWO PEOPLE kissing very passionately. They stop. The 
     man pulls his head back to reveal it's WILL. We see that 
     the woman he has been kissing is a BEAUTIFUL MEXICAN 
     GIRL (who sorta looks like Salma Hayek.)

                                GIRL
                    Oh my. I've never had such an 
                    experience.

                                WILL
                    Well, it's just about to get better.

     They begin to kiss again.

                                WILL (V/O)
                    Sometimes life treats you so good 
                    that it's almost hard to believe 
                    it's real.

     INT. WILL'S ROOM  MORNING

     Will lays in his bed, with a big smile. He rolls over 
     and hits his head against the NIGHT STAND.

                                WILL
                    OW!!!

     He rolls the other way and falls out of the bed.

                                WILL (V/O)
                    Then the cold harshness of reality 
                    kicks in.

     OPENING CREDIT SEQUENCE:

     Marvin Gaye's "Ain't That Peculiar" plays over the 
     credits.

     AFTER CREDITS:

     Blackness.

     TITLE CARD: 

                     What Happened Over Summer

     MONTAGE (The Rolling Stones' "Beast of Burden" plays):

     FADE IN:

     INT. WILL'S ROOM  DAY

     Will is sitting on his couch watching the movie "On the 
     Waterfront." He seems deeply interested in it.

     INT. BRIAN'S HOUSE  COMPUTER ROOM  DAY

     Brian sits at his computer, typing very fast.

     CLOSE UP ON COMPUTER:
     It reads "Demon of Truth: The Chronicles of Haven by 
     Brian Vandele."

     Brian continues to type.

     EXT. SUMMER HOUSE  EVENING

     The sun is just going down. It's beautiful.

     INT. SUMMER HOUSE  LIVING ROOM  CONTINUOUS

     Joel sits on the couch, playing a video game. The sun is 
     in eyes. He gets up and closes the blinds on this 
     beautiful sunset.

                                JOEL
                    There.

     He goes back to playing.

     INT. BROCK'S HOUSE  KITCHEN  DAY

     LOIS, Brock's real mother, sits at the kitchen table, 
     reading over some papers.

     CLOSE UP ON PAPER:
     They are divorce papers.

     Lois sighs.

     INT. BROCK'S HOUSE  COMPUTER ROOM  SAME

     Brock sits at his computer. He stares at his computer, 
     waiting for something.

                                BROCK
                    C'mon, c'mon.

     ON THE COMPUTER 
     Suddenly an icon pops up an says "SarahRose" is now 
     online.

     Brock smiles.

                                BROCK
                    Finally.

     He begins to type her a message.

     INT. WOODS  EARLY MORNING

     Reicther sits near the bay of a small river. He is 
     sitting in a lawn chair. Near him is a small tent. He 
     looks very relaxed. He closes his eyes, leans back, and 
     goes to sleep.

     The CAMERA PANS over to the LEFT to see a fishing pull. 
     It's mounted in the ground. It's being tugged furiously. 
     This happens for a few more seconds before it is pulled 
     out of the ground.

     INT. COLLEGE  SMALL ROOM  DAY

     There's about twenty kids in this room. One of them, 
     sitting in the very back, is Casey. He looks bored. He 
     looks around the room. He sees something.

     CASEY'S POV:
     He sees KAY JOHNSON. A blonde who is a little chunky but 
     cute.

     Casey seems to smitten.

     EXT. STREET  LONDON  DAY

     The street has very few people walking along it. 
     Suddenly Chris turns the corner and begins to walk down 
     the street. He is eating from a bag and enjoying the 
     England scenery.

     INT. CLASSROOM  DAY

     Stacy is sitting in the front of this room filled with 
     about 15 other students. Each of which, are making 
     something out of clay. Stacy is making a bowl. When she 
     stops molding it, she lets it sit.

     Pause. It collapses in on itself. Stacy frowns.

     INT. CLASSROOM  DAY

     This one is filled with eight students. In the front is 
     Will. On the board it reads "Filmmaking for Young 
     Adults." There is an old, bearded man presided over the 
     class. Will plays close attention.

     INT. BRIAN'S BEDROOM  NIGHT

     Brian is sitting on his bed. He reading from a piece of 
     a paper.

     WE PULL BACK...

     ...Until we can see all of his room is absolutely 
     covered with paper. There has to be over 500 pages.

     Brian looks satisfied and sits the paper down. He looks 
     about his room, pleased. But suddenly he looks worried.

                                BRIAN
                    Oh crap. I forgot to number the 
                    pages.

     He tilts his head in frustration.

     INT. JOEL'S HOUSE  KITCHEN  EARLY EVENING

     We can see MARGIE MAYBERRY, Joel's mother, is sitting 
     with ERIC BISHOP, a doctor. Both are smiling and having 
     a good time looking at a magazine.

     INT. JOEL'S HOUSE  LIVING ROOM  CONTINUOUS

     Joel is sitting on the couch, watching TV. He can hear 
     the laughter coming from the kitchen. He looks over his 
     shoulder and into the kitchen. He turns back to the TV, 
     angry and frustrated.

     INT. BROCK'S ROOM  LATE NIGHT

     It's about three in the morning. Brock is still typing. 
     He stops and sighs.

                                BROCK
                    Oh Sarah.

     He sits back in his chair.

     INT. REICTHER'S ROOM  LATE NIGHT

     Reicther sits on top of his bed. He is deeply involved 
     in watching an old episode of "The X-Files." Instead of 
     being scared, he has a smile plastered on his face.

     EXT. COLLEGE  NIGHT

     Casey and Kay are walking down a paved path. Casey says 
     something to which Kay busts out laughing. Casey says 
     something more to which Kay playfully hits him in the 
     shoulder for.

     EXT. CHRIS' HOUSE  DAY

     A TAXI pulls up along the sidewalk. Chris gets out of 
     the back, carrying two suitcases. He looks at the house. 
     He smiles.

                                CHRIS
                    Home again.

     He walks up to the front door.

     INT. STORE  DAY

     Stacy is walking down an aisle of pants, looking 
     carefully at each one. She looks ahead and sees MARILYN. 
     Marilyn is looking at some red sweater, not even 
     noticing Stacy.

     Stacy quickly runs away.

     EXT. STORE  CONTINUOUS

     Stacy quickly comes out and catches her breath.

                                STACY
                    That was close.

     She walks away.

     SLOWLY FADE TO BLACK.

     TITLE CARD: 

                          "Falling Back Into Place"

     FADE IN:

     INT. SCHOOL  HALLWAY  BEFORE SCHOOL

     Will and Chris are walking down the hallway, talking.

                                CHRIS
                    Okay. I got a good one.

                                WILL
                    All right.

                                CHRIS
                    What do you call it when hooters 
                    starts it's own door to door 
                    business?

                                WILL
                    What?

                                CHRIS
                    Knockers.

     Chris laughs. Will smiles.

                                WILL
                    Talk about cheesy. Did you learn 
                    that from your little trip to 
                    London? By the way, how was it?

                                CHRIS
                    Well it was still the same place 
                    that I remember. What about you, 
                    how was your summer?

                                WILL
                    Well, I was either constantly on 
                    the computer, constantly listening 
                    to old blues albums, constantly 
                    masturbating, or constantly fearing 
                    coming back to this hellhole.

     Awkward pause.

                                CHRIS
                    Old blues albums you say?

     They walk out of frame.

     INT. LUNCHROOM  BEFORE SCHOOL

     At a table sits Casey and Joel. Casey is frantically 
     trying to finish a paper while Joel just sits in silence 
     watching Casey.

     Will and Chris appear and sit down.

                                WILL
                    A big hello to my real friends and 
                    a big fuck you to my fake ones.

                                JOEL
                    Hey guys.

     Chris notices Casey.

                                CHRIS
                    What are you doing, Casey?

                                CASEY
                    Finishing my English Project.

     Will and Chris seem confused.

                                WILL
                    Wait a minute. You have homework...
                    on the first day of school?

                                CASEY
                    Yep. It's all a part of being in 
                    the Smart English class. 
                            (under his breath)
                    Lousy school system.

                                WILL
                    Casey, I think that says something 
                    very bad about you if you had 
                    homework over summer vacation. Or 
                    even worse, the fact that you 
                    didn't get done.

                                CASEY
                    I'm sorry, okay. Three months just 
                    go by very, very quickly.

                                JOEL
                    Oh yeah, they zoom by.

                                CHRIS
                    Aren't you in that class Joel?

                                JOEL
                    Yeah. But I got it done.

                                CASEY
                    SHUT UP! Alright Joel!

                                WILL
                    Well, someone's hormones are rising.

     Reicther, head hanging down, slowly walks up and sits. 
     When he sits, his head continues to hang.

                                REICTHER
                             (depressed)
                    Hey guys.

                                JOEL
                    What's wrong with you?

                                REICTHER
                    I feel ashamed of myself.

                                WILL
                    Reicther...feeling...ashamed?! 
                    Jesus Christ. That's usually the 
                    one of those things you don't feel, 
                    Reicther.

                                CHRIS
                    Why do you feel ashamed, Reicther?

                                REICTHER
                    Well...Saturday...my church had this 
                    teen dance.

                                CASEY 
                          (quietly to Joel)
                    Reicther goes to church?

                                JOEL
                    Shhh.

                                REICTHER
                    And at this dance was Kinsey.

                                WILL
                    Oh that one, overweight girl that 
                    was stalking you last year.

                                REICTHER
                    That'd be her. Anyway, halfway 
                    through the dance she comes up to 
                    me and asks me to dance with her. 
                    And...I ran away and hid in the 
                    men's room.

     Everyone begins to laugh.

                                REICTHER
                    And ever since then I've felt 
                    horrible.

     Brian and Brock appear and sit down.

                                BRIAN
                    What are we laughing at?

                                WILL
                    Casanova over here, ran away and 
                    hid in the men's room after a girl 
                    asked him out.

                                BRIAN 
                        (to Reicther; jokingly)
                    You bastard.

     Reicther sighs again. Suddenly the bell rings and each 
     person goes off in different directions.

     INT. MR. PARKER'S ROOM  AN HOUR LATER

     The class is filled with about 20 kids. On the board it 
     is written "Latin American Studies." MR. PARKER presides 
     over the class. Brian and Brock sit in the very back.

                                PARKER
                    Okay. The next paper you get 
                    contain my home phone number and my 
                    email address. I put my home number 
                    down because that's usually where 
                    my phone is. Now, feel free to call 
                    me or email me about any of the 
                    homework assignments.

     A PUNK KID laughs. Parker takes notice.

                                PARKER 
                               (fast)
                    And before your little minds begin 
                    to race with millions of ideas on
                    how to prank call me or send me 
                    dozen of pornography images via 
                    email, I'll let you know that I do 
                    have caller idea and I am friends 
                    with computer teacher who will 
                    trace the emails to you and I will 
                    hunt you down and get sweet, sweet 
                    revenge.

     Punk Kid looks afraid now.

                                PARKER
                    Okay, now on today's lesson plan.

     INT. HACKFORD'S OFFICE  SAME

     MRS. HACKFORD, the guidance counselor, sits at her desk. 
     Stacy sits across from her. Hackford is carefully 
     looking over a certain paper.

                                HACKFORD
                    Well, Stacy. It seems that if you 
                    pass all these classes on your 
                    schedule you will only be 3 credits 
                    away from graduating.

                                STACY
                    Really? That's great!

                                HACKFORD
                    Okay. Now, did you send in the 
                    applications?

                                STACY
                    ...What applications?

                                HACKFORD
                    College applications. You did send 
                    them in, right?

     Stacy looks embarrassed.

                                STACY
                    I forgot.

                                HACKFORD
                    Oh Stacy.

                                STACY
                    I know, I know. I just keep telling 
                    myself "I'll do it tomorrow, I'll 
                    do it tomorrow." And I guess, I 
                    prolonged it...for 4 months.

                                HACKFORD
                    This is very bad, Stacy. It's going 
                    to be very difficult to get into a 
                    good college this late in the game.

     Hackford sighs. Stacy looks ashamed.

                                HACKFORD
                    Well, we should still get you to 
                    send in some applications.

                                STACY
                    Okay.

     Hackford gets out a piece of paper.

                                HACKFORD
                    Okay, Stacy. What are your plans 
                    after you graduate from High 
                    school?

                                STACY
                    What am I doing to do after school? 
                              (giggles)
                    As little as possible.

     Stacy laughs. Hackford doesn't laugh at all.

                                STACY
                    Sorry.

                                HACKFORD
                    Do you always avoid questions with 
                    jokes?

                                STACY
                    I don't know. Do you avoid jokes 
                    with questions?

     Hackford sighs.

                                HACKFORD
                    This is very serious matter, Stacy.

                                STACY
                    I know. It's just...I don't know. I 
                    don't know what college I want to 
                    go to. I don't know what job I want.

                                HACKFORD
                    You don't know? But what about all 
                    those seminars and career days we 
                    had?

                                STACY
                    Never really took it seriously. Sad 
                    ain't it?

     Stacy looks depressed.

     INT. TREADMILL ROOM  SAME

     Joel is running on a treadmill. He is sweating a lot and 
     having trouble breathing. Suddenly CATHY enters. She 
     takes notice of Joel and looks worried.

                                CATHY
                    Oh my. Are you okay?

                                JOEL
                        (breathing problems)
                    Yeah...this is just...how...fat 
                    people run.

     Cathy smiles.

                                CATHY
                    Mind if I join you?

                                JOEL 
                          (breath problems)
                    Not...at all.

     Cathy gets on the treadmill next to Joel's. Before she 
     starts, Joel quickly gives up. He stops running and lets 
     the machine take him off it.

                                CATHY
                    Are you sure your okay.

                                JOEL
                    Well...am I'm not dead yet. That's 
                    a plus.

                                CATHY
                    Maybe the treadmill isn't your 
                    thing.

                                JOEL
                    I'm starting to think exercise 
                    isn't my thing.

     Joel begins to take deep breaths.

                                JOEL
                    I'm Joel Mayberry, by the way.

                                CATHY
                    I'm Cathy.

                                JOEL
                    Let's see if I can't give this big 
                    bastard another shot.

     Cathy smiles, as Joel turns his machine on.

     INT. STUDYHALL - SAME

     Will, Brock and Reicther are all sitting at a table, 
     Reicther is hunched over drawing something while Brock 
     and Will are making small talk.

                                WILL
                    So why did the gods flood the 
                    world?

                                BROCK
                    Because the Hero of Time didn't 
                    come.

                                WILL
                    ...Why not?

                                BROCK
                    I don't know he just didn't.

                                WILL
                    So how did people survive the 
                    flood?

                                BROCK
                    They all went to the mountain tops.

                                WILL
                    Oh...How did they know there was 
                    going to be a flood?

                                BROCK
                    The gods told them.

                                WILL
                    Oh...So if the gods had the power 
                    to flood the earth why didn't they 
                    have the power to kill this evil 
                    sorcerer guy who wanted to do all 
                    that bad stuff?

                                BROCK
                    I don't know the logic behind the 
                    game's story line.

                                WILL
                    It seems pretty weak to me.

     Will looks down at a paper.

                                BROCK
                    Yeah but your boat can talk.

     Will looks up.

                                WILL
                    That's kick ass.

     Will notices Reicther.

                                WILL
                    What the hell are you drawing?

                                REICTHER
                    I dunno.

                                WILL
                    Why do all those stick figures have 
                    frowny faces on them?

                                REICTHER
                    Because I'm depressed that's why.

                                WILL
                    I didn't know 'depressed' was in 
                    your vocabulary.

                                REICTHER
                    Shut up Will. I'm going to the 
                    bathroom.

     Reicther stands up and walks away.

                                BROCK
                    I think you have to ask...

     The teacher says nothing as Reicther leaves.

                                BROCK
                    Never mind.

                                WILL (V/O)
                    I'm getting sick and tired of all 
                    this depression stuff from you 
                    guys! First its Casey over Lacey, 
                    then its Brian with Cathy, now its 
                    Reicther because he DOESN'T like 
                    some fat chick! The whole thing is 
                    really pissing me off, quit 
                    bitching about it and move on with 
                    your life!

     Brock sighs.

                                BROCK
                    I can kind of relate to what he's 
                    feeling.
                               (pause)
                    I'm depressed over Sarah.

     Pause. Will seems conflicted.

                                WILL
                    Um...I totally feel for you.

     INT. GYM ROOM  SAME

     Joel is now just walking on a treadmill. Cathy is beside 
     him jogging at a steady pace.

                                CATHY
                    So, why did you guys go running 
                    through a forest full of thorns?

                                JOEL
                    Well, it seemed like a good idea at 
                    the time.

                                GYM TEACHER (O.C.)
                    Its time to go people!

     Joel and Cathy shut down the machines.

                                CATHY
                    Nice talking to you.

     Cathy leaves, Joel watches her in bewilderment.

     INT. STREET - AFTER SCHOOL

     Will and Joel are walking home.

                                JOEL
                    Brock's on a girl too?

                                WILL
                    Yeah, sad isn't it?

                                JOEL
                    Why can't we just settle crushes 
                    like the good old days?

                                WILL
                    This is High School my friend, 
                    nothing about it is good.

                                JOEL
                    I'm getting tired of all our 
                    friends getting depressed over 
                    girls.

                                WILL
                    Yeah, We're the only ones left, 
                    they've gotten every one but you 
                    and me.

                                JOEL
                    And Chris.

                                WILL
                    Just what I said, you, me, and 
                    Chris.

     They walk up to Will's house

     INT. WILL'S HOUSE  WILL'S ROOM  MINUTES LATER

     Will and Joel enter. Joel takes a seat on Will's couch.

                                JOEL
                    Oh man. You're never going to 
                    believe what happened to me today 
                    in Gym.

                                WILL
                    Hold that thought. Mother nature is 
                    calling and I must accept the 
                    charges.

     Will leaves. Joel sits and drinks. He looks around the 
     room. He notices a piece of paper, scrunched up on the 
     floor. He picks it up. Joel unfolds it and it says "For 
     Cathy." He begins to read.

     After a few seconds we hear:

                                BRIAN 
                       (voice over; reading note)
                    "Unfortunately I can not say who I 
                    am. All I can tell you is that I am 
                    one of Will Cooper's friends."

     Realization hits Joel.

     INT. CASEY'S ROOM - LATER

     Casey and Kay are talking on the phone we are intercut 
     between them.

                                CASEY
                    So how about a movie this Sunday?

                                KAY
                    Sorry I can't, I have church.

                                CASEY
                    Oh.

                                KAY
                    What about Thursday?

                                CASEY
                    No I have therapy.

                                KAY
                    Oh...well...

     She begins to flip through a date planner.

     INT. BRIAN'S HOUSE - SAME

     Brian and Brock are playing a game. Brian is focused on 
     the game, while Brock seems more interested in talking 
     about Sarah.

                                BRIAN
                    Die you damn Ewok!

                                BROCK
                    Ewoks look like teddy bears...Sarah 
                    likes teddy bears...

                                BRIAN
                    That's nice. You can give her a 
                    stuffed Ewok once we kill them all.

                                BROCK
                    Nah, she wouldn't want anything to 
                    do with me

                                BRIAN
                    Damn, dirty Rebels. STOP SHOOTING 
                    ME!

                                BROCK
                    I bet the Ewoks are Sarah's pets 
                    and the Rebels are guarding her 
                    pets.

     Brian looks greatly confused.

                                BRIAN
                    What?

     Explosions from the game.

                                BRIAN
                    Speaking of guarding, make sure the 
                    Rebels don't take the temple back.

                                BROCK
                    Why?

                                BRIAN
                    What do you mean why? We need the 
                    temple, FOR THE GLORY OF THE EMPIRE!

                                BROCK
                    There's no use the temple would 
                    just crumble because Sarah's Ewoks 
                    are so strong.

     Brian looks at Brock with a weird face.

                                BRIAN
                        (under his breath)
                    Please tell me this is isn't how I 
                    acted about Cathy.                                

     INT. CASEY'S ROOM - A LITTLE LATTER

     Casey and Kay are still talking on the phone, they each 
     have a big pad of paper and a pen.

                                CASEY
                    So how about Wednesday?

                                KAY
                    No I'm volunteering at the Senior 
                    center on Wednesdays. What about 
                    Saturday?

                                CASEY
                          (under his breath)
                    Over achiever.

                                KAY
                    What was that?

                                CASEY
                    Thursday's no good, I have practice. 
                    What about Friday?

     Beat.

                                KAY
                    I'm free Friday.

                                CASEY
                    Me too!

                                KAY
                    So Friday it is then.

                                CASEY
                    Okay, see you in two weeks.

     They both hang up.

     INT. BRIAN'S ROOM  LATER

     Brian and Brock are sit sitting on the couch, playing 
     video games.

                                BROCK
                    I think 

                                BRIAN
                    - Brock if that sentence ends or 
                    even contains the word "Sarah" I 
                    don't want to hear it.

     Long pause.

                               BROCK
                    Maybe 

                               BRIAN
                    Brock, please don't piss me off. 
                    I'm running out of places to hide 
                    bodies.

     Brock quiets up.

                                                   CUT TO BLACK.

     FADE BACK IN:

     INT. HALLWAY - MORNING BEFORE SCHOOL

     Will and Chris are walking down the hallway talking, 
     they look up and see Reicther talking to a pretty girl. 
     Reicther asks her a question and she shakes her head 
     'no' then she walks away.

     Reicther notices Will and Chris and walks over to them. 
     Reicther seems happy.

                                WILL
                    What was that all about?

                                REICTHER
                    I just asked her out and now I'm 
                    guilt free!

                                CHRIS
                             (confused)
                    What?
                                
     Chris puts a hand up to a wall.

                                WILL
                    Why did you ask her out for and how 
                    Are you guilt free?

                                REICTHER
                    Well, I figured that if I asked 
                    someone out and got rejected I 
                    would see how it would be like to 
                    be Kinsey. NOW I'M MORALLY OFF THE 
                    HOOK!

                                WILL
                    I guess...that makes sense.

     Reicther walks away, with a big smile on his face.

                                CHRIS
                    That's the stupidest idea I've ever 
                    heard

     Chris takes his hand away from the wall that he was 
     leaning on, he looks at his hand, its been painted blue. 
     Chris looks down the hall a bit to see a sign reading 
     "Freshly Painted."

     Will begins to laugh.

                                CHRIS
                    Great. Now it looks like I gave a 
                    smurf a handjob.

									FADE OUT.

     (Over the end credits, "Instant Karma" by John Lennon plays 
     over them.)
                           

				
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